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Voltage stabiliser

Post by vladimir » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:45 pm

Where to buy? Cost?

Only need to run a large fridge off it...

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Voltage stabiliser

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:52 pm

Following on from our previous conversation on this, Vlad, I'm told by Bong Pong the Qualified Electrician that the voltage in this area is 180v, not 240v, which is a contributing factor. By default, properties in BT get a shared and limited line. Our landlord had to pay $600 for an upgrade to maximum available power (three lines) for the homestay, otherwise we'd only be able to run one a/c or one hws with the fridges.
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Re: Voltage stabiliser

Post by Duncan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:56 pm

I bought a Sharp ,, fridge /freeze about one month ago,, which has a sticker on the door saying, ,, Wide Range Voltage. 113v---260 v.

Not too sure of the exact numbers as I'm not at home where that fridge is.,,, I would assume that means it would not need a Voltage Stabilizer.




But thats not the reason I bought a Sharp fridge, It's the only one I could find that has a key lock on it to stop the kids pinching my favorite ice-cream.
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Re: Voltage stabiliser

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:59 pm

Duncan wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:56 pm
I bought a Sharp ,, fridge /freeze about one month ago,, which has a sticker on the door saying, ,, Wide Range Voltage. 113v---260 v.

Not too sure of the exact numbers as I'm not at home where that fridge is.,,, I would assume that means it would not need a Voltage Stabilizer.




But thats not the reason I bought a Sharp fridge, It's the only one I could find that has a key lock on it to stop the kids pinching my favorite ice-cream.
The problem is running a number of high-drain appliances at once tripping the house out, Duncan. Vlad's fridge is a a single voltage unit, and his town power supply is insufficient to use it with another device.
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Post by Username Taken » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:18 pm

Can't vlad just turn off the TV when he's using the fridge?
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Re: Voltage stabiliser

Post by vladimir » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:24 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Following on from our previous conversation on this, Vlad, I'm told by Bong Pong the Qualified Electrician that the voltage in this area is 180v, not 240v, which is a contributing factor. By default, properties in BT get a shared and limited line. Our landlord had to pay $600 for an upgrade to maximum available power (three lines) for the homestay, otherwise we'd only be able to run one a/c or one hws with the fridges.
My previous place...no problems...also in BT

Maybe I'll ask the guy I spoke to to come and have a look, very smart guy, good English.
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Re: Voltage stabiliser

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:27 pm

vladimir wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:24 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Following on from our previous conversation on this, Vlad, I'm told by Bong Pong the Qualified Electrician that the voltage in this area is 180v, not 240v, which is a contributing factor. By default, properties in BT get a shared and limited line. Our landlord had to pay $600 for an upgrade to maximum available power (three lines) for the homestay, otherwise we'd only be able to run one a/c or one hws with the fridges.
My previous place...no problems...also in BT

Maybe I'll ask the guy I spoke to to come and have a look, very smart guy, good English.
You won't believe it unless you go an see it for yourself, but the street behind and parallel to ours (nearer the slum area) has had the power lines stripped out, new poles put in, and a small number of heavy duty lines installed. Let's hope they do our streets next.
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Re: Voltage stabiliser

Post by AE86 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:28 pm

Unless I'm wrong, I suppose you could get one of those plug in boxes (1kw probably sufficient) that you wire to the mains and can plug the icebox directly into that. I can't remember the prices though, but I want to say PP Electrical supply has the 1Kw Chinese units for $40 or so. It's what I had to do for our old food place where voltage was constantly dropping to the 150-160 range. That is of course, if the voltage is the main problem.

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Re: Voltage stabiliser

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:30 pm

AE86 wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:28 pm
Unless I'm wrong, I suppose you could get one of those plug in boxes (1kw probably sufficient) that you wire to the mains and can plug the icebox directly into that. I can't remember the prices though, but I want to say PP Electrical supply has the 1Kw Chinese units for $40 or so. It's what I had to do for our old food place where voltage was constantly dropping to the 150-160 range. That is of course, if the voltage is the main problem.

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Is that just another form of UPS?

Edit: I wonder if one of these would be better than a UPS?

Edit 2: Answering my own question, no - it's not another form of UPS, no significant battery.
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Re: Voltage stabiliser

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:37 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:30 pm
Spoiler:
AE86 wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:28 pm
Unless I'm wrong, I suppose you could get one of those plug in boxes (1kw probably sufficient) that you wire to the mains and can plug the icebox directly into that. I can't remember the prices though, but I want to say PP Electrical supply has the 1Kw Chinese units for $40 or so. It's what I had to do for our old food place where voltage was constantly dropping to the 150-160 range. That is of course, if the voltage is the main problem.

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Is that just another form of UPS?

Edit: I wonder if one of these would be better than a UPS?

Edit 2: Answering my own question, no - it's not another form of UPS, no significant battery.
Following up, AE86, given the dirty power in PP, do you think a voltage stabilizer in behind a UPS would protect the UPS significantly enough to be worth it?
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